It is of paramount importance, and very crucial for every living being especially adults to understand how the body system works, and how best to manage the food we consume on daily basis. Then in general control how the body relates, and functions for effective proper medication when needed. This is expected to be so to avoid developing any kind of disease which may eventually get to the chronic stage.
Research has proved that every disease in life is found in every living being. But we are capable of preventing and controlling any of these diseases from forming and developing into the chronic stage. This can be done through the way we avoid and control certain foods and drinks, and also the way we consume them on daily basis.
Again, the environment and surroundings where we live and the air we breathe, how conducive it is to our health matters a lot to avoid contracting some deadly illness, which we might ignore at an early stage thereby allowing it to grow to an incurable level in life.
What is an incurable disease? We should answer this question for a better understanding of this context. It is a human health condition that may not have a cure, that requires ongoing medical attention due to its persistence; that is, the condition lasting longer or a disease that comes with time. These diseases include;
This is also called cardiovascular disease; it is a range of conditions that affect your heart. A condition that includes diseased vessels structural problems and blood clots. The key risk factor of this disease is high blood pressure, smoking and high blood cholesterol. However, notwithstanding these factors, other choices of people’s lifestyle can also put them at risk of contracting this disease too.
Cancer can also be called Malignant. It is a large number of diseases characterized by the growth of abnormal cells that can invade, and kill nearby tissue, and spread to other parts of the body. The key risk of these diseases is smoking, poor diet, lack of physical activity, sun, and other types of radiation, getting older, and other infections.
This disease is also called CV, (Cerebrovascular accident). It is damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply. The symptoms of this disease are difficulty in walking, speaking, and understanding, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm, or leg. Stroke can be caused by a blocked artery or leaking or bursting of a blood vessel.
It is a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood. A condition in which the body does not process food properly for use as energy. We have Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes. The former is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. While the latter is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The key risk factor is a high level of sugar (glucose).
It is a disease that signifies that your kidney is damaged, and can’t filter blood the way it should. Key factor includes having diabetes or high blood pressure.
This disease is also called senile dementia. It is an irreversible progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and other important mental functions, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest task. It is a condition where the brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate and die. Mostly with individuals in their mid-60s. the risk factor is the abnormal build-up of proteins in, and around brain cells.
Hypertension (Higher Blood Pressure)
This is simply a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. it is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually when the blood pressure is above 140/190 and is more severe at 180/120. It can cause heart disease and stroke. Things that can cause hypertension are overweight, lack of physical activity, high salt, alcohol, a deficiency in vitamin D, stress, and aging.
This disease is also called joint inflammation. It is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. Its main symptoms are joint pain and stiffness, and this worsens with age. Its key risk factor might be hereditary or family history.
Now, when any of these diseases got to their chronic level, they cannot be prevented by any vaccines or cured by any medication and they can’t just disappear, but they can be managed or controlled. What I mean by been managed is that they are some drugs and foods that can help those people with chronic disease live longer even up to their time of death, as long as they are eating those foods and taking those drugs prescribed to them by their doctors.
Sometimes when we contract some sickness like headache, cough, running nose, or some kind of pain in any part of the body; now instead of visiting a pharmacist or specialist to get some drugs to restore our normal health. We choose to ignore the illness, hoping and expecting it to disappear on its own. Or sometimes, we opt for self-medication or even resolve to over-the-counter medication.
They are all bad options and ideas and also very dangerous because they are the little risk that also helps develop those illnesses to chronic level. Sometimes again, when we intentionally refuse to complete the normal prescribed dosage given to us by the doctor or specialist simply because we feel we are cured; having taken half the prescribed dosage, this is also not a good idea.
Someone might ask “how then can we live our life’s to prevent an encounter with any of these diseases”. Although one can never be too careful in life we should try our best and leave the rest to God. And this is just simple logic.
Now for us to do our best we can practice doing these few things
- Eat healthy diet
- Engage in physical activities like domestic chores, sports, random exercise.
- Avoid tobacco usage
- Avoid excessive alcohol
- Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, the early morning sun is preferable
- Avoid exposure to certain chemicals
- Always have enough sleep and rest.
- Sometimes, it can be a family history.